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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Citizen Advisory Committee makes recommendations for at-large Mayor election

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The Citizen Advisory Committee created by Town Council to help implement the at-large Mayor structure approved by voters, met Tuesday night to discuss their recommendations.

Town Council authorized the Committee in December 2017 to advise Council on certain necessary changes to the Town Charter and a transition plan for Castle Rock’s new Town Council structure.

Specifically, the Committee was asked to advise Council on: qualifications for Mayor, date the Mayor will first be elected, and the timing to complete the necessary re-districting to six Council districts.

Tuesday night, the Committee discussed and determined its recommendations:

Recommended qualifications for at-large Mayor
• Registered elector
• Castle Rock resident for one year
• Citizen of United States

Recommended at-large Mayor Election Date: Nov. 6, 2018

Recommended redistricting: The Town will move to complete redistricting from seven districts to six districts in 2018.

To become official, these proposed Mayor qualifications and redistricting changes would have to be reflected in the Town’s Charter. Because any changes to the Charter require voter approval, the Committee is also recommending Council set a special election to ask voters to consider these changes.

In addition to the Mayor’s qualifications, the Committee also discussed:

Recommended signature requirements: The Committee also recommended changing Town Code to require Mayoral candidates to gather 10 signatures from each of the six districts in order to get on the ballot. It’s important to note, these changes to Town Code do not require voter approval.

Council will consider all of the Committee’s recommendations during its next regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Town Council meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St. Meetings are open to the public, and there will be time for public comment on this and other agenda items. Agendas are posted the Thursday prior to the meeting at CRgov.com/Agendas.

Town Council welcomes questions about this and any other Town topic at TownCouncil@CRgov.com. Keep up with the process, or sign up for email updates, at CRgov.com/CitizenCommittee.

The Town Charter is the Town’s foundational document. It defined the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of the Town. Any changes require voter approval. Council is expected to plan a special election in the spring to finalize these elected mayor details.

Learn more about the Citizen Advisory Committee at CRgov.com/CitizenCommittee.

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